(JTA) — The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America approved a resolution calling on the U.S. government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building settlements and “enable an independent Palestinian state.” Voting at its triennial assembly in New Orleans that ended Saturday, the church also sought a halt to all investment…
A new platform associated with the Black Lives Matter movement that describes Israel as an “apartheid state” committing “genocide” against the Palestinian people has triggered critical responses from Jewish organizations — even its allies.
Sooner or later we’re going to have to face the facts: Zionism has become a dirty word in certain precincts — important and growing precincts — of the Western society that we call home.
What exactly is it about Israel that is crushing the Democratic Party’s hopes and standing in the way if their unity?
In the hills east of Jerusalem, overlooking the Palestinian city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, stands a religious Jewish settlement whose red-tile roofs, neat gardens and brightly colored playgrounds give the sense of permanence.
An equal number of Israeli Arabs do view it as occupation.
A controversial new organization calling itself If Not Now is rapidly gaining attention, members and steam. But critics say that its mostly millennial members aren’t accomplishing anything substantive with its current approach. The group’s profile recently climbed when its founder, Simone Zimmerman, was very publicly fired by United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who had recently hired her as his Jewish outreach coordinator.
Jane Eisner says labeling products made in West Bank settlements allows consumers who oppose — or support — Israel’s occupation to make informed choices. But a sweeping boycott of all companies that do business in the territory is a counterproductive and blatantly unfair, she writes.
A new progressive activist guide lists dozens of options for those who want to help move the dial toward peace among Israelis and Palestinians — without resorting to BDS.
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Israel has as much right to the West Bank as the United States has to Manhattan.